Category Archives for Business Planning

Overcoming Post-Pandemic Recovery Challenges

It seems that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with regards to the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has organizations of all sizes building resiliency and future-proofing their processes. However, while many remain positive that growth is coming, small businesses are still struggling with challenges that stand in the way of […]

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Developing and Executing Your Succession Plan and Exit Strategy

The Richard Greene Company was established in 1958 as a manufacturer’s representative selling timers and sensing products, before transitioning into the distribution of industrial control products in the 1970s. In 1978, the founder’s son (and namesake) Rich Greene joined the organization before becoming the owner in the mid-1990s and built thriving relationships with both clients […]

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Navigating A Business Pivot

Perhaps the only thing harder than starting your business in the first place is undertaking a business pivot — especially during an economic downturn. Pivoting means that you’re walking away from everything about your business that you know to be true, and moving towards a new model that carries an inherent risk of failure.  However, […]

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Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes: Do You Have a Succession Plan or Exit Strategy?

Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes In our continuing series about the biggest mistakes we see from business owners, The Alexander Group takes a look at the failure of some business owners to hold themselves accountable. There are ways to escape those personal, protective bubbles to help ensure the owner makes the smartest decisions possible—reaching beyond the […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Guide for Small Businesses

As organizations of all shapes and sizes continue to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, small businesses especially are struggling with how to create a plan to recover from their losses. These small businesses are also looking for ways to future-proof their operations to better weather storms that are yet to come. We work closely […]

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How Our Clients Navigated the SBA Loan Programs

Earlier this year, the spread of COVID-19 into the United States created the most unprecedented upheaval most business owners have seen in their lifetimes. Remember how it felt like “another shoe dropped” every few hours as we learned about cancellations of sports leagues, concerts, and conventions followed by escalating “stay-at-home” orders across the country? Some […]

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Marketing During a Crisis

Thinking about cutting back on your marketing budget during the current pandemic? It may be tempting to limit your marketing during a crisis like the one we’re currently experiencing, but before you do, consider how these small and cost-effective steps you take could ultimately keep your business on track during these difficult times. Here’s an […]

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Leadership During a Crisis

It’s been proven scientifically and anecdotally that having a growth mindset is among the top traits that successful leaders share. Keeping an open mind and staying flexible are pillars of entrepreneurial growth, and will go far to help leaders strike balance at work and personally. Your leadership during a crisis is reflective of your ability […]

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Top Tips For Working At Home

As we shared last week, one of the important steps many business owners are taking to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus is to move team members (and themselves) out of the office to work from home. In that post, we talked about the practical aspects of policy, hardware, software, and data speed.  Today we […]

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How Businesses Should Handle the Coronavirus

How Businesses Should Handle the Coronavirus

How Businesses Should Handle the Coronavirus. Business of all sizes across the world are being impacted by the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The influence the coronavirus is having on global travel, commerce, trade, and investment is immense and greatly affecting the world’s economy. As a local small business owner, you may think your business is […]

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